Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) has underlined its commitment to community transport, with the presentation of a £23,000 people carrier to the Getting Better Together project in Greater Shotts.
The new vehicle will allow the project – which aims to improve the health and wellbeing of the Shotts community – to ensure elderly and other more vulnerable members of the community have access to a range of local activities.
Vice Chair of SPT and councillor for Motherwell South East and Ravenscraig, Kaye Harmon, said:
“I’m delighted that SPT has been able to provide funding for this new vehicle, which will support the work of the Getting Better Together project. Community transport projects like this are vital to ensuring members of the community who have difficulty accessing vital services around them, giving them the chance to improve their health and socialise with others.
“Working with Getting Better Together, I’m confident that we can strengthen and improve the provision of community transport not just in Shotts, but across North Lanarkshire.”
June Vallance, manager of Getting Better Together, added:
“I was delighted that SPT approved funding for our people carrier. We have a great partnership with SPT and this vehicle will allow us to deliver a quality service to smaller groups and individuals in our local communities.”